Modular Intelligent Programmable Robot (MIPR)


Have you ever wanted to create an Arduino based robot from scratch, without buying an expensive kit?

If the answer is yes then you have come to the right place. MIPR is a simple robot that I designed to get people interested in electronics and coding. It has been designed to be as simple as possible allowing inexperienced makers to get involved.

MIPR has been designed to be cheap and modular; MIPR is a bare bone robot with an expansion port that can be used to give it functionality. With these tutorials we will build the robot, code it giving it basic functions such as motor control and bluetooth. I will then show you how to build various sensor boards giving MIPR more functionality. The sensor boards that we will build will enable MIPR to follow lines, detect obstacles and follow or avoid light.

MIPR is great for testing different types of sensor arrangements because the sensor boards can be plugged in and out with ease.

MIPR will be Arduino based using an Arduino Pro Mini as its micro controller. As a result we will be limited to what MIPR can do due to limited on board memory making it a perfect introduction to robotics.

MIPR tutorials will be broken down into the following sections;

  1. Building the Robot
  2. Programing the Robot - Added by the middle of July
  3. Building a USB chargeable Battery Board - Added by the middle of July
  4. Creating a Line Following Sensor Board - Added by the end of July
  5. Creating a Obstacle Avoiding Sensor Board - Added by the end of August
  6. Creating a Light Seeking/Avoiding Sensor Board - Added by the end September
  7. Expanding MIPR with Teensy 3.2 & the ultimate sensor board - TBA

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